WTMJ-TV Schedule, Week of Sunday, January 11th, 1948

Here’s the schedule for station WTMJ-TV in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for the week starting Sunday, January 11th, 1948, straight from the weekly television listings printed in The Milwaukee Journal [1]. The station was off the air on Mondays and Tuesdays and filled the bulk of its schedule with news programs, movies, short film programs and the … Continue Reading →

Bookshelf: Man from Atlantis #4

Man from Atlantis #4 First Published May 1978 Published by Marvel Comics Group Although the cover screams “All New!,” this issue is actually adapted from the third made-for-TV movie (Killer Spores, broadcast by NBC on May 17th, 1977) that led to the short-lived weekly series. This is mentioned on the first page in a small … Continue Reading →

DVD Tuesday: TV Western Classics, The Virginian

Every Tuesday I take a look at obscure and/or classic television programs, specials, miniseries or made-for-TV movies being released on DVD. For the record I consider anything broadcast prior to 1980 to be classic or else there wouldn’t be much to discuss. The releases referred to in these posts are encoded for Region 1 use … Continue Reading →

Q & A: Undercover Cops, An Unsold Miller-Boyett Pilot

Question: Did production company Miller-Boyett have any unsold pilots? Continue Reading →

Nielsen Top Ten, February 5th – February 11th, 1973

Here are the first ten programs from the twenty-second week of the 1972-1973 television season, which ran from Monday, February 5th, 1973 through Sunday, February 11th. I don’t have the complete Nielsen list for the week but Bill was kind enough to provide the Top Ten. All in the Family was not surprisingly the most-watched … Continue Reading →

WTMJ-TV Schedule, Week of Sunday, January 4th, 1948

Here’s the schedule for station WTMJ-TV in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for the week starting Sunday, January 4th, 1948, straight from the weekly television listings printed in The Milwaukee Journal [1]. The station was off the air on Mondays and Tuesdays and filled the bulk of its schedule with news programs, movies, short film programs and the … Continue Reading →

Marvel Comics Promotes Its Television Adaptations

The late 1970s saw the premier of two weekly television series based on Marvel Comics characters: The Incredible Hulk and The Amazing Spider-Man. Both aired on CBS and both began as made-for-TV movies. A ninety-minute telefilm called Spider-Man, starring Nicholas Hammond, was broadcast on Wednesday, September 14th, 1977 from 8-9:30PM. Several weeks later, on Friday, … Continue Reading →

Warner Archive Update

I’ve written about the Warner Archive, a manufacture-on-demand program offered by Warner Bros. in which films otherwise unavailable on DVD can be ordered, burned to a DVD-R and shipped to customers, on several occasion in the past. Although it primarily contains theatrical releases, there have been a few dozen made-for-TV movies and television miniseries released … Continue Reading →